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Beginners Guide: 7 Essential Crystals for Self Care

Contributors: Lindsey Viveiros + Morgan Gunning Gorgeous + mesmerizing? Yes, but there is so much more to these crystals + stones than what first meets the eye. Here, we'll be exploring a few of our favorites, their origin, their properties + significance, and best practices for use in your daily life.

Let's begin shall we?

Protection. Intuition. Spirituality.

Origin: Brazil + Uruguay

Use: Amethyst is a spiritual + high vibration crystal. It transmutes negative energies + offers psychic protection. This crystal supports your spiritual path and psychic development. The perfect stone for new beginnings.

Location: Worn as a pendant or bracelet. Or displayed in your office or library, yoga or meditation space. Avoid windows + direct sunlight to avoid fading.

Happiness. Manifestation. Energy.

Origin: Brazil

Use: Citrine is a well-known stone to help attract abundance, success and prosperity into your life. It also brings sunshine energy and helps with positive thinking. On the dark days, literally + figuratively, reach for that citrine for a bit of brightness in your day.

Location: Wear citrine as a necklace, pendant or bracelet. In the home, place Citrine in your home office, workshop or on a computer desk. Keep it with or near where you store money. Place Citrine on the dining table or on a prosperity altar.

Clarity. Healing. Awareness. Origin: Madagascar + USA

Use: Clear Quartz enhances the energy of all other crystals. It channels healing energies and spiritual vibes. It helps cleanse + focus the mind to bring mental clarity. In moments of uncertainly or confusion the clear quartz as a perfect companion. Location: Worn in any orientation + all parts of the home benefit from clear quartz.

Love. Forgiveness. Harmony. Origin: Brazil + India

Use: Rose Quartz brings peaceful, calming + soothing energy. Traditionally associated with love, it can be used to attract + encourage loving relationships, romance + also bring family harmony to the home + foster feelings of forgiveness. Location: Worn close to the heart or on the wrist. Great in all rooms, most especially the bedroom + dining room.

Protection. Absorbs Negativity. Clearing. Origin: Brazil + Africa

Use: Black Tourmaline is a powerful protection stone. It helps protect from negative influences and energy in the environment. This crystal is also very grounding. Here you'll find it in a quartz matrix, lending its benefits of awareness + clarity. Location: Wear as a bracelet or pendant. Place Black Tourmaline near the main entrance or any doorways. Add some to the corners of rooms or the window sills.

Expanding Awareness. Connection. Cleansing.

Origin: Morocco

Use: Selenite works hard to keep the area clear of blocked, harmful or negative energy. Selenite raises your vibration + the vibration of your space and brings in more light. Allow this mineral to help clear yourself + your space of all that no longer serves you. Location: Wear as a pendant close to the heart. Or in the home specifically the main entrance and also the dark areas of your home.

Dream Enhancement. Communication. Expanded Consciousness. Origin: Switzerland + Brazil

Use: Kyanite is an ideal stone to aid in communication + self expression, to speak one's truth clearly and intentionally. It sponsors vivid dreams, improved psychic abilities + expanded consciousness. It also can aid in meditation + attunement. A go to crystal for our morning meditation.

Location: Wear as a pendant or bracelet or place in your home by your bed or where you practice yoga or meditation.

Remember To Cleanse Your Crystals

Crystals are sensitive tools and pick up all kinds of energies from people + places. The easiest was to cleanse your crystals is to submerge them in a bowl of sea salt + water and then place in bright sunlight. The sun will further energize the cleansing water itself and as the some becomes cleansed, the sunlight will begin charging the stone.

Crystals can also be cleansed with smoke using either sage or palo santo.

Also, you might want to check out the Saltwater Blessing Ritual Kit too, it's one of our favs!

Anything you'd like us to dig into deeper? Let us know + comment below!
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